This project is based on a partnership signed in 2009 between the University of Tromsø and l'Université Francois-Rabelais de Tours. The object of the project is duplex: to elaborate and actuate the partnership between our universities, and to elaborate th e research field of community planning through cooperation between French and Norwegian researchers. During the project we will conduct workshops on three themes: 1. Urban transformation - adressing sustainability strategies and heritage 2. Rural developm ent in a rural context 3. A cross-national approach of planning institutions and planning practice.
Through the workshops we will elaborate on theoretical and methodological approaches to community planning, regional transformations and development proc esses. We will also develop a common research project, and further develop the partnership between our universities and encourage student exchange.